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Necessary tools

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by JEEPNIK, Jun 29, 2020 at 11:09 PM.

  1. Jun 29, 2020 at 11:09 PM
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    JEEPNIK

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    So I’m putting together a tool bag for the Taco. Beyond the obvious metric wrenches, sockets, torx, and allen wrenches are there any fastener types I’m going to need.

    Naturally, a full complement of pliers, screwdrivers etc will be included. Any other suggestions?
     
  2. Jun 29, 2020 at 11:12 PM
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    A multibit screw driver can cut down on a handful of separate tools. Electrical tools are good to have, strippers and such. Utility knife. A pair of vice grips.
     
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    A good brand and heavy duty duct tape with some zip ties and a gerber has gotten me home once or twice.

    What do you plan to use this toolbag for? Daily driving? Offroading? If offroading, what kind and how difficult?
     
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    Second zip ties and duct tape. Also recommend clear tape and red tape (broken head and tail lights). Fuses are great to have. Breaker bar has more than one use.
     
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    Not to worried about bulk, and I've never cared for multibit drivers. They always feel a little sloppy. Vice grips are a given. Hadn't thought too much about electrical but good point.
     
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    I carry tool bags in all my vehicles. So I'm pretty well versed on what to carry. But my big concern is coming across a fastener of some sort for which I don't have the right tool. Sometimes you can rig something to work, but it never works as well are the right tool.
     
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    Well maybe add a prybar, a chisel, small sledge, and a 35mm socket. Maybe a 10mm crows.
     
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    I'm in the market for a nice basic tool set as well. Anyone recommend any sets that could fit underneath the back seat compartment?
     
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    Large and small pair of vise grips are a life saver. Leatherman tool will cover a lot of necessities and only take up minimal room. Zip ties and black electrical tape will help out as well.
     
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    No one has mentioned it yet, so I will. Baling wire and fencing pliers, (or a good pair of wire cutters), if you go off-road frequently.
     
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    A 1lb spool of stainless lock wire wire is what I carry.

    Another thing Ill add is some JB quick weld, and some double sided tape. As far as screwdrivers go, I carry one of those quick change ones that covers all the philips and flat head drives. But I also carry a large dedicated flat head that doubles at a good ol pry bar.. Since then Ive also added a dedicated 2 ft prybar as that can be wicked handy for pulling CVs.

    Guess the only other thing is a 1/2 inch drive T55 for the bolts that hold the bed on. Not really sure when that would ever be needed, but its such a small thing to carry may as well
     
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    On the lock wire front, I borrowed one of these this week and now I own one. Custom hose clamps on the fly, and great for holding stuff together tighter than you can get by hand.

    https://clamptitetools.com/
     
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    Make sure you have deep sockets in 17, 19, 21 mm size
     
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    Damn, thats slick
     
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